Premier Ford to make announcement with treasury board president today

Jul 31 2020, 6:09 am

Premier Doug Ford will be making an announcement Friday morning at Queen’s Park.

The premier will be joined by Peter Bethlenfalvy, president of the treasury board, and Associate Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Barbara Yaffe at 1 pm in the Legislative Building.

The announcement comes the same day that Toronto and Peel regions entered Stage 3 of the economic reopening at 12:01 am Friday morning.

According to the province, the decision to progress into Stage 3 was made in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health and local medical officers of health and is based on positive local trends of key public health indicators, including lower transmission of COVID-19, ongoing hospital capacity, public health capacity to conduct rapid case and contact management, and a significant increase in testing.

For regions in Stage 3, gathering limits will increase to a maximum of 50 people indoors and a maximum of 100 people outdoors, with physical distancing in place.

Ford also appeared in Whitby on Thursday to announce the province’s new plan for the coming school year.

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